Marlins unhappy with owner Loria's meddling

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchangeApril 26, 2013


Miami Marlins owner Jeff Loria's meddling with the lineup is angering players, Yahoo Sports! reported Friday.
Loria reportedly mandated that first-year manager Mike Redmond flip-flop starting pitchers Jose Fernandez and Ricky Nolasco for Tuesday's doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins, with 20-year-old Fernandez pitching in the first game. Apparently, the switch angered several players, including Nolasco.
When Redmond told Nolasco about the change 2 1/2 hours before the first game, the pitcher was reportedly not happy about it. Typically, veterans get to choose which games of a doubleheader they prefer to pitch, a protocol that Loria ignored.
Loria attempted to force lineup changes last year when Ozzie Guillen managed the team. However, Guillen, a veteran manager, defied Loria's meddling.
The Marlins are off to a league-worst 5-17 record and have scored a league-low 57 runs.